Professor of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute

Areas of Research: Experimental biophysics; cell shape and collective motility; animal behavior and neuroscience
  • Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute
Research Lab
244 Carl Icahn Laboratory

Faculty Assistant:
Dawn Capizzi

I am interested in how life emerges from collections of molecules, cells, and organisms; asking how bacterial cells grow, divide, and move; how collections of cells form patterns; and how and why discrete animal behaviors are generated by the brain. To answer these questions my group combines physics-style experiments, advanced data analysis techniques, and theoretical modeling, and use tools from optics, computer vision, machine learning, and more.

To read more about my research and publications, go to my lab website.